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Taking the girls Skydiving

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

If there is one thing I have been just dying to, it is to take my girls down to IFly Seattle, to give them a chance to experience body flight in the windtunnel… In fact I took them down there last year to check out the tunnel and give them an idea about what it was, and Lara has been begging me to go ever since..

Well, now its vacation time and we are trying to have a fun time together, while still staying in the area, so this seemed like a perfect time to do it. So yesterday I signed us up for some time today. The girls got to share a “Spread Your Wings) package with two flights each, and I order myself a block of 5 minutes… would I have want to order more, yes, sure, but when paying for 3 flyers I figured this would do it for today (it’s not like we can’t find other ways to burn true my cash during the vacation J). Judith might have considered going had things been better, but she joined us so she could watch the smiles on our faces and being the “official family photographer”.

So today we scoot4ed down to Tukwila to have a lot of fun. Now I got to say they have a pretty nice facility down there, and the staff is very friendly.. The guy at the check in desk was coming off his shift so he even offered me free coaching.. very nice of him, unfortunately the instructor on call didn’t think he was quite ready for that.. Oh well. Sucks for me J I got free coaching from his replacement.

So, without further comments, here are the videos of Laras first flight:

And Nisa first flight:


Hot tub works!

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Seems like an odd title, but the last couple of years there has always been something that needed to be fixed on the hottub for it to work.. leaks.. electrical (60 amp circuit breakers have my full attention). This year I cleaned it of (why does so many small animals think a hot tub is a good winter hiding place?) filled it up and turned it on.. and to my everlasting surprise it just worked and heated.. Hooray. I know where I will be this afternoon when todays work on the deck is finished!

Categories: Familien

Min kone er forfatter

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

… so move over Hans Christian Andersen 🙂

Nej, seriøst, Judith har begået sin første bog kaldt “Between heaven and earth”. Vi er ved at fin-læse den og redigere den, og når vi er færdige vil hun selv-udgive den via Indtil da har Judith oprettet sin nye blog på hendes nye web domæne: Her vil hun selv fortælle om bogen, processen, og hvad der kommer i fremtiden.. Jeg synes i hvertfald det er super spændende og rigtig flot det hun har givet sig i kast med.

Categories: Familien, Judth

Skiing on Thanksgiving weekend.

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

First time ever, I have skied in November. and I even managed to get out twice. very nice. It ash started snowing pretty well in November, and the resorts started opening (Crystal Mountain was the first top open – although with limited operations).

This past Thursday was Thanksgiving (happy turkey day everyone), and it was also opening day for The Summit at Snoqualmie where we have bought season passes this.

Since Friday was a holiday, I wanted to take Lara up skiing, even the weather forecast looked like it might be a bit “iffy” driving up there. But on the other hand, that is exactly what ensured that the place wasn’t overrun by people, so we drove up there and hat a good time.

I managed to shoot a bit of video since Lara is not able to ride on her own, which leave my paws free to operate the camera:

Lara showing a surprisingly strong retention of lessons learned a long time ago. First day of the season and she is doing turns and stops..


On Sunday I went up with Nisa for a short day. It was short because we had something to do in the afternoon, and since Nisa is new to the ski thing, I didn’t want to overwhelm her. Unfortunately since she cannot ski on her own yet, I didn’t have my hands free to video her, so that will have to wait for another day.

Categories: Familien, Nisa, Skiing

Why do…

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

… many blogs mix personal stuff with professional content?

… easy answer, because both is relevant to the writer -even though it  may not be relevant to the individual reader.. I choose what I write.. you choose what you read –  If you don’t like the mix, you are free to roam elsewhere Smile

So that being said.. I will start mixing in the future too… Mixing professional content posts with the rest of the stuff.. Just because sometimes I feel like paying back for the MANY accidental blog posts people have written which have helped solve my problems (well at least those that can be helped via blog posts Smile ).

Ny familie blog…

September 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Ok. Så har Microsoft Live og startet et nyt samarbejde. Det betyder så at vores familie blog er blevet ændret og ligger nu hos Det ser lidt anderledes ud, men det er da væsentligt bedre for os.. Så må vi se om vi kan få fingrene ud og skrive lidt oftere..

Categories: Familien, Microsoft

Itinerary for our trip to Denmark

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment
A very top-level schedule of our trip to Denmark.
Sunday July 4th – depart Seattle
Monday July 5th – Happy Birthday Judith – You landed in Denmark.
July 5th -> July 17 (saturday).  Staying in Alleroed…
July, 17 -> Sat July 24: Camping out in Juelsminde.
July 24 -> August 13 (Friday). Staying in Alleroed…
Aug 13 -> Aug. 18, Mt Pellier – france.. because nothing says “cooked” like the south of france in August.
Augst 20. Depart Denmark for Seattle.
Categories: Familie udflugt, Familien

Green card

January 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Som de observerende facebook venner har opdaget, så fik vi i julen en ekstragave fra de amerikanske myndigheder. Med effekt fra juleaftens dag har vi nemlig fået vores green cards.

Det betyder at skulle det værste ske hvis de økonomiske trængte kår måtte tvinge Microsoft til at fyre mig, ja så er vi ikke helt så meget på røven som vi ellers ville have været.

Ikke at der er nogen stor chance for det, men det er da rart at vide at man ikek har chancen for at blve tvunget til at forlade sit hjem og rejse til Danmark hvis uheldet er ude.. Ikke at jeg har noget imod danmark, men det ville mildest talt være en bet at være tvunget til at sælge huset lige nu. Markedet har det jo ikke ligefrem godt og med et købers marked mht. hushandel kunne det jo næppe have betydet andet end at vi havde tabt en god del (hvis ikke alt) af det vi tjente på huset i Hillerød…

Categories: Familien

Maleriet er overstået

October 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Har sgi da helt glemt at sige at maleriet er overstået. Gudskelov. Det er fandme indelukket at bo i et hus der er pakket ind i plastic (gisp).

Nå og ja de nåede det da næsten alt sammen inden regnen startede. På nær lige det sidste som de så måtte komme og lave mellem dråberne et par dage efter. Men færdigt er det og det ser pænt ud.. så må vi håbe det holder nogen år, for jeg har da ikke lyst til at kaste så mange penge efter håndværkere hvert år.

Categories: Familien

Maleriet starter

September 14, 2008 Leave a comment
Så starter det store circus med at få huset malet. I går var de her og “pressure wash’e” huset. Så nu ser vinduerne herrens ud og det flyder med malings flager som de har blæstaf huset rundt omkring. Det bliver dog nok værre i næste uge hvor de går i gange med at skrabe malingen og slibe med sandpapir.
Categories: Familien